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Upcoming Spring 2014 Events

Middle and Upper School Play

East of the Sun, West of the Moon
By Tina Howe. Directed by Jessica Bender.
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
East of the Sun, and West of the Moon
is playwright Tina Howe’s adaptation of a Norwegian fairy tale by the same name. The heroine, Tove, is sent away by her ailing family to live with a polar bear, in exchange for wealth and finery for her father, stepmother, brothers and sisters. At the bear’s palace, Tove discovers that the bear is not only kind, but is also a handsome prince, who has been placed under a curse by trolls. Because of Tove’s mistake, the prince is taken away to the Land of the Trolls, and Tove must go to the land East of the Sun, and West of the Moon to rescue him.  This is a tale of magic, love,and greed, of bravery and of transformation.  


Spring Concerts

Middle School Band & Choral Concert
Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Upper School Band & Choral Concert
Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Lower School Spring Concert
Thursday, May 22, 2014
   Grades 3, 4, & 5, 8:30-9:15 a.m.
   Grades pre-K, K, 1 & 2, 9:45-10:30 a.m.

2013-2014 Season in the Kurtz Center

Upper School Musical

Back to Bacharach and David
Music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David, conceived by Steve Gunderson and Kathy Najimy. Directed by Eva Kay Noone.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m.
Songs popular in the 1960s have new life in this glorious collection of 30 hits by composer Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David. Included in this musical review-style show are hits and unforgettable favorites such as “Alfie,” “The Look of Love,”  “Walk On By,” “Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head” and “ What the World Needs Now Is Love,” to name a few.
Bacharach and David were instrumental in the careers of such notable artists as
Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield. Last winter, President Obama awarded this
songwriting duo the Gershwin Prize for American Popular Music. Please come and
support our talented cast and crew as they perform these fabulous songs! Song list, music samples and more on the show's website.

Winter Concerts

Upper School Band & Choral Concert
Thursday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Middle School Band & Choral Concert
Monday, Dec. 16, 7:00 p.m.
Lower School Winter Concert
Friday, Dec. 20, 1:00 p.m. (Snow date, Jan. 10)

NEW! Upper School Arts Portfolio Night

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Our first annual Portfolio Night is a new and exciting venue for student work in Performing and Visual Arts and Design. Students will present a broad range of artistic works, including dance performances, original songs performed by student musicians, costumes, photographs and video, as well as graphic and theatrical design.

Middle School Plays: Two One-Act Plays

Bad Auditions By Bad Actors, by Ian McWerthy, and Action News: Now With 10% More Action! by Jonathan Rand
Directed by Michael Roche.
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
In Bad Auditions By Bad Actors, a casting director has one day to find the leads for a community theater production of Romeo and Juliet. But what seems like a simple task proves impossible when the pool of actors includes extreme method actors, performers who just don't know what to do with their hands, and one particular woman who may or may not think she's a cat. This hilarious comedy will bring you to the last place you'd ever want to be ... behind the doors of a casting session
In Action News: Now With 10% More Action! welcome to WOMG Action News. Join lead anchors Babs Buttlebee and Jim Pickles as they usher us through tonight's top stories, from adorable killer puppies, to apocalypse status updates, to an old man grumbling about email YouTubes.

Small Ensemble Concert

Quakers Dozen, Sharped Flats, Chamber Singers, Boys and Girls a Cappella, Middle School String Ensemble, Upper School String Ensemble, Flute by the Foot, and Percussion Ensemble
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 7:00 p.m.


  • August, 2014
    • 08-18 Fall varsity and JV sports begin
    • 08-19 Fall sports parent/coach orientation (MR) 6:30 PM
    • 08-23 Senior class retreat
    • 08-24 Senior class retreat
    • 08-25 Senior class retreat

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